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Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace

Wallace Center at Winrock International and the NGFN Food Hub Collaboration

Washington, DC

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Morning Panel: U.S. Enterprises - 9 to 11 am ET Free  
Afternoon Panel: International Enterprises - 2 to 4 pm ET Free  

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Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace
Examining the Role of CFEs in Local Economic Development
January 28, 2010

The Wallace Center at Winrock International and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) present a pair of panels on our newly released report Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace (CFE). CFE, jointly funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, profiles 24 locally owned food businesses in the U.S. and internationally (see complete list of featured enterprises below), and examines the financial, social, and environmental performance of each enterprise. Analysis of of these featured CFEs reveals milestones, challenges, and strategies for replicating successes, and demonstrates how locally owned food enterprises are an increasingly powerful driver for local economic development.

Join us for a morning panel focusing on our U.S. enterprises, or an afternoon panel on our international enterprises. Each one offers the opportunity to hear from Michael Shuman, Project Co-Director and Lead Author, featured enterprises, and other invited guests (see panelist bios and event details below), as well as engage in conversation around the report's key findings and implications. Both events are free and open to the public, and will feature a catered reception provided by Eat and Smile Foods, a DC-area catering company committed to fresh, locally sourced foods. Each attendee will also receive a free copy of the report; space is limited, so please register early.

REGISTRATION
In DC
Use the ticket menu above to select from the morning panel on our U.S. featured enterprises, or the afternoon panel on our international featured enterprises. 

Live Online Audio Broadcast
The event audio will be broadcast online; online attendees may connect by computer or by phone, and will also have the opportunity to participate and ask questions.

Details and registration for the online broadcast: Morning panel on U.S. enterprises | Afternoon panel on international enterprises



PROJECT BACKGROUND
For more information on Community Food Enterprise, visit
www.communityfoodenterprise.org, where you can browse and download the case studies, analysis and the complete report. Find us on Facebook or Twitter for project updates, new features and discussion.


CONTACT
For questions about this event, or the Community Food Enterprise project, contact Cari Beth Head at cbhead@winrock.org.


FEATURED ENTERPRISES

U.S. International
Anna Marie Seafood - Dulac, LA Ajdiggue Women's Argan Cooperative - Essaouira, Morocco
Appalachian Harvest Network - Abingdon, VA Akiwenzie's Fish - Cape Croker, Ontario, Canada
Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools (CROPP) - La Farge, WI Cabbages & Condoms - Bangkok, Thailand
Greenmarket - New York, NY Cargills (Ceylon) PLC - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Indian Springs Farmers Association - Petal, MS Fundacion Paraguaya's Financially Self
Sufficient Organic Farm School - Benjamin Aceval, Paraguay
Lorentz Meats - Cannon Falls, MN Kasinthula Cane Growers Limited - Kasinthula, Malawi
Oklahoma Food Cooperative - Oklahoma City, OK Kuapa Kokoo - Kumasi, Ghana
Swanton Berry Farm - Davenport, CA Mavrovic Companies - Slobostina, Croatia
Intervale Center - Burlington, VT National Onion Growers' Cooperative Marketing Association - Bongabon, Phillipines
Weaver Street Market - Hillsborough, NC Panchakanya Agriculture Cooperative Ltd - Thaligun, Nepal
White Dog Cafe - Philadelphia, PA Sunstar Overseas Ltd - New Delhi, India
Zingerman's Community of Businesses - Ann Arbor, MI Sylva Professional Catering Services Ltd - Lusaka, Zambia


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CFE Morning Panel - U.S. Enterprises
9:00 am to 11:00 am ET
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - Root Room


Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, USDA
Before rejoining USDA, Merrigan served as an Assistant Professor and Director of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Program at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston. In 2008 she was an expert consultant to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome.
Read complete bio…

Michael Shuman, Project Co Director and Lead Author, CFE
Michael Shuman is the Director for Research and Economic Development at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and holds an A.B. with distinction in economics and international relations from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. An economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, Michael has authored, coauthored, or edited seven books, including The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition (Berrett-Koehler, 2006) and Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in the Global Age (Free Press, 1998).


Amy Emberling, Managing Partner, Zingerman's Community of Businesses
Amy Emberling’s love of great food began in her childhood home of Nova Scotia, where she feasted on lobster and wild blueberry cake. She learned to cook in her mother’s kitchen, at the Ritz Hotel in Paris and in a couple of Michigan restaurants before following her passion for baking to Zingerman’s Bakehouse. In 1996 Amy left Ann Arbor, and settled down in New York City. While in NYC, Amy completed her MBA from Columbia University — the perfect complement to her undergraduate degree in Social Theory (with special emphasis on the Marxists) from Harvard.

April Harrington, Treasurer, Oklahoma Food Cooperative
Complete bio coming soon.

Sabine Hrechdakian, Special Projects and Publicity Manager, Greenmarket
Complete bio coming soon.



CFE Afternoon Panel - International Enterprises

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - Root Room

Mercy Karanja, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Mercy Karanja is a specialist in rural development, in the Agricultural Development division of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to this, she was a Development Policy Coordinator with the International Federation of Agricultural Producers. She also worked for eight years as the Chief Executive of the Kenya National Farmers Union. She joined the organization after 16 years at the Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, where she served as Assistant Director. Over her career in rural agricultural development, Mercy has been involved in shaping policy for CSO/NGO participation in the development process, especially with the multilateral organizations relevant in rural development, including FAO and IFAD. She has contributed to  the World Economic Forum on chapter on hunger, and was a lead discussant for the World Development report (2008). She has been a longstanding advocate for farmers’ involvement in the development process.

Michael Shuman, Project Co Director and Lead Author, CFE
Michael Shuman is the Director for Research and Economic Development at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and holds an A.B. with distinction in economics and international relations from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. An economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, Michael has authored, coauthored, or edited seven books, including The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition (Berrett-Koehler, 2006) and Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in the Global Age (Free Press, 1998).


Sylvia Banda, Founder and Owner, Sylva Professional Catering Ltd
Complete bio coming soon.

Nicholas Kafka, Founding Director, Teach a Man to Fish/Fundacion Paraguaya
Leaving a successful banking career in the City of London for a local microfinance institution in Paraguay, Nik discovered an innovative school aiming not only to teach the poor how to become rural entrepreneurs, but to do so as a self-financing social enterprise. Having helped transform this school into a replicable model, and realizing the huge potential for funding education through enterprise rather than charity, he returned to the UK to found Teach A Man To Fish - whose members network now numbers over 1,200 education institutions and experts in more than 100 countries. He holds a first-class BSc in Chemistry from the University of Bristol, a Masters degree in International Development from the School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London, as well as professional qualifications in finance. In 2009 he was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

 

Have questions about Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace? Contact Wallace Center at Winrock International and the NGFN Food Hub Collaboration

Where



Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Organizer

Wallace Center at Winrock International and the NGFN Food Hub Collaboration

The Wallace Center supports entrepreneurs and communities as they build a new, 21st century food system that is healthier for people, the environment, and the economy. The Center builds and strengthens links in the emerging chain of businesses and civic efforts focused on making good food – healthy, green, fair, affordable food – an everyday reality in every community.

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.

The NGFN Food Hub Collaboration is a partnership between Wallace Center at Winrock International, USDA, National Good Food Network, and others. The Collaboration is working to ensure the success of existing and emerging food hubs in the US by building capacity through connection, outreach, research, technical assistance and partnerships. By supporting this crucial player in the value chain we aim to accelerate the growth of regional food systems that make healthy and affordable food available to all communities while creating viable markets of scale for regionally focused producers.

 

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